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Disclaimer – Legal Advice – GDPR – Privacy
Right to Information and Revocation
You have the right to enquire about your personal data kept on file at any time. The information will be given post haste and free of charge. You can also revoke your consent to the further use of your personal data. In order to do so please contact the website owner via the contact page.
Data Protection (general)
When you access this website general data is automatically collected (server-logfiles). Among other items they contain information about your browser, your operating system, and your Internet Service Provider. These data do not permit any inference to your person and will be used in statistics to improve the content and technical performance of our web presence. It is essential for the correct presentation of the website´s content to be able to collect that information.
It is possible to use the website without entering any personal data. In as far as personal data are collected (e.g. name, address or e-mail-address) this will be done on a voluntary basis if possible. The data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.
We collect and use your personal data when necessary to establish a contractual agreement, to define its content or to alter it (inventory data). We collect, process, and use personal data where necessary to allow you to make use of our website´s services (utility data). All personal data will only be kept on file for as long as it is necessary for the said purpose (processing your request or contract). We will observe record retention periods imposed by tax and trade laws. In some cases we may be required to disclose information about this data (inventory data) by order of the relevant authorities in as far as this is necessary in criminal proceedings, in danger prevention, in satisfying the legal tasks of the Federal Office of the Protection of the Constitution or Military Intelligence or to enforce the rights to intellectual property.
We point out expressly that data transfer via the internet may have security gaps (e.g. e-mail communications). Access to data cannot be prevented completely.
We herewith deny third parties the right to make use of contact data disclosed to satisfy our obligations either to send us uncalled-for advertising or information material. This excludes existing trade relations or letters of consent granted by us.
The service provider and third parties mentioned on this website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in cases of uncalled-for advertising. The same applies in case data is used for commercial purposes and disclosure to third parties.
Data Protection (comments)
We collect personal data (e.g. name, e-mail address) when comments are sent to our blog or web pages. This is done only to the extent which you have disclosed to us. When publishing your comment we will store your e-mail address but it will not be open to the public. Your name will be published but you are free to use a pseudonym.
Data Protection and Social Media Links
This website uses links to social media e.g. Twitter, Google+ etc. When you visit those sites a connection will be established between your browser and a server of those providers. This way they will receive information about your IP address and your visit to our website.
Clicking on one of those links may lead you to a login area. Logged in users will be able to publish content from our website on their respective profiles. The use of those links allow those providers to correlate the visit to our website to your user account. We point out expressly that as an operator of our web pages we do not receive any information about the content of the transmitted data or the use of that data by the respective provider. You will find additional information about the handling of data protection through those provides via the data protection declarations of the respective provider. If you want to prevent your provider to correlate your user account to the visit to our website you will have to log out of your account. However in this case you will not be able to pass on the information about our website to your friends.
This website employs Google Analytics, a web analyser service by Google Inc. („Google“), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics makes use of so-called „Cookies“ (text files), which are stored on your computer to allow them to analyse the use of this website. The information generated through these cookies about the use of this website is normally transmitted and stored on a server by Google in the USA. In case you activate this website via an anonymous IP address your IP address will first be abridged in the member states of the European Union or states which have signed the treaty with the European Trade Region. In exceptional cases only your full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it will be rendered anonymous. The operator of this website has instructed Google to use this information to analyse the use of this website to generate reports about the site´s activities and to provide additional services about the use of the site and the site´s services to the site operator. Google will not combine your IP address which is collected by Google Analytics via your Browser with other data.
You can change your Browser settings to prevent cookies to be saved; however we should like to point out that in this case some of the functions of this website may not be fully usable. Also you can prevent the collection of data generated via cookies and their processing about the use of the website (incl. your IP address) by downloading and installing a browser add-on via the following link. https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en . The Browser-Add-on to disable Google Analytics is compatible with Chrome, Internet Explorer 11, Apple, Safari, Firefox and Opera.
Disclaimer (exclusion from liability)
1. Content Liability
As a service provider we are responsible for our own content of these pages according to § 7 Abs. 1 TMG of the general law. However according to §§ 8 through 10 TMG we as a service provider are not obliged to monitor transmitted or saved third party information nor do we have to search for circumstances which are an indication of illegal activities. This does not exempt us from our obligation to remove or block information covered by law. However liability for a palpable breach of the law can only be accepted after the fact has been brought to our knowledge. When such a breach of the law has been made known to us we shall remove the respective content without delay.